B.C. Forbes said, “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”
Or, as Norman Vincent Peale used to say, “It’s always too soon to quit.”
This is why Paul encouraged us…
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
The “proper time” sometimes takes a little longer to arrive than we like … until it feels like it will never arrive. This is when it’s time to engage your faith. It’s time to decide to dig in and stick around a little longer.
It’s never a good time to give up.
The Christian life — and more specifically, the ministry — consists of overcoming one setback after another. That’s because we’re in a spiritual battle and everyday we confront the enemy.
We may lose a little ground from time to time, but we will not lose the war. We have been promised victory: a harvest of righteousness, if we’ll only keep pressing on.
It’s always too soon to quit.